Since coming off the bench in two of the first three games to start the season

He missed 12 straight games.

Leonard was battling stiffness in his right knee,

Which was surgically corrected in July 2021.

 He missed all of the previous season while in rehab.

Bojan Bogdanovic scored 26 points and Jaden Ivey added 18 points for the Pistons.

They lost their fifth in a row without the injured Cade Cunningham.

Killian Hayes scored to give the Pistons a 76–75 lead before the Clippers took over.

George hit a 3-pointer, Leonard made a pair of free throws

And then assisted on Morris's 3-pointer.

After a steal, George made a one-handed dunk and Leonard scored to extend the Clippers' lead to 87–79.

The Clippers took their third lead since the opening quarter after Terrence Mann's three-point play.

Detroit to build its biggest ever lead of 12 points